A Model of an Outreach Program for Children with Intellectual Disabilities

By Mohsin Muhammad Naeem, Tariq Khan and Ahmed Sher Awan.

Published by The International Journal of Learner Diversity and Identities

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An outreach program for children with intellectual disabilities and their parents was implemented and evaluated. This study was initiated to: (a) help children with intellectual disabilities in learning functional skills through goals set by their parents, and (b) bring positive changes in the teaching style of the parents. Five children with intellectual disabilities were selected and a functional skills assessment was done of each child by using
already developed ecological inventories of functional skills. On the basis of the assessment, a functional skills training program for each was designed and implemented by involving the parents. The parental teaching style was observed. Results indicated that the children's goal attainment and the parental teaching style changed positively and significantly.

Keywords: Intervention, Children with Intellectual Disabilities, Behaviour, Assessment, Functional Skills, Inventories, Positive Changes, Teaching Style, Parents, Parent - Teacher

The International Journal of Learner Diversity and Identities, Volume 19, Issue 2, pp.17-36. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 472.789KB).

Mohsin Muhammad Naeem

In charge/Lecturer, Faisalabad Campus, University of Education, Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan

Dr.Muhammad Naeem Mohsin is working as Director Distance Learning Education in GC University Pakistan. He has completed his higher studies from University of Vienna, Austria and had experience to work in University of Vienna, Austria. His major areas of interest are assessment, curriculum and training for special needs children. He is the author one book at international level and more than 23 research articles at international level. He has presented his research papers more than ten countries.

Dr. Tariq Khan

Assistant Professor, Department of Secondary Education , Faculty of Education, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan

Dr Tariq Mahmood Khan is working as Assistant Professor in Department of Secondary Education Institute of Education and Research University of the Punjab Lahore Pakistan. He has completed his post Doctoral Fellowship from Department of Educational Psychology, College of Education and Human Development, university of Minnesota USA. He earned his Doctoral Degree in Special education from the Department of Special Education, University of the Punjab Lahore Pakistan His major area of interest are Educational Assessment, Teacher Training, and Educational Management.

Ahmed Sher Awan

Assistant Professor, Science Education Department, IER University of the Punjab Lahore, Pakistan

Dr Ahmed Sher Awan is working as Assistant Professor in Department of Science Education Institute of Education and Research University of the Punjab Lahore Pakistan. He earned his Doctoral Degree in Science Education from the Department of Science Education, Institute of Education and Research, University of the Punjab Lahore Pakistan His major area of interest are student Learning, Science Education and Teacher Education.